“I’m working every day to be your voice on the County Commission. We are fighting for a better, stronger, and more prosperous future. I’m all in for Palm Beach County and I need your support. Let’s keep working together to finish the job.”
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Palm Beach County Mayor Maria Sachs, a dynamic attorney, civic leader, and champion for her constituents, transitioned from a successful decade in the Florida House and Senate to become a prominent figure in the Palm Beach County Commission. She was elected in 2020 county commission in 2020 to serve the people of District 5 which encompasses unincorporated areas of western Boca Raton, Delray Beach, and Boynton Beach. She is currently running for re-election, a testament to her continued commitment to public service.
Stopping Overdevelopment by managing the future growth of our county by protecting our AG Reserve and ensuring that all new developments fit in with the character of the surrounding community and incorporate housing that residents can afford.
Addressing Traffic by implementing creative solutions such as synchronized traffic signals and other innovative approaches to mitigate congestion on our roadways as well as investing in local infrastructure so our roadways have the capacity they need to serve us for decades to come.
Managing a Balanced Budget by ensuring we are costing costs through streamlining and reducing government inefficiencies in order to save taxpayer money while maintaining the world class services that our community expects and deserves.
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Maria recognizes the impact of traffic on community growth and envisions Palm Beach County’s future as interconnected communities, fostering a balance between common sense development and quality of life. A former state senator, Maria Sachs served in the Florida Senate from 2010 to 2016, representing parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties. Her political journey also includes two terms in the Florida House of Representatives.
In the Senate, Maria’s legislative legacy includes landmark achievements in energy policy, veterans’ benefits, technology, education, family law, and criminal justice. Her focus on property insurance reform, public education, and support for seniors and veterans reflects her dedication to addressing the diverse needs of her constituents.
Maria’s commitment to community service and international engagement is evident. She served as Chairman of the Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation, contributed to the Statewide Taskforce against Human Trafficking, and participated in trade missions to Israel.
In the face of global events, Maria expressed solidarity with Israel and condemned acts of antisemitism.
With an educational background from the University of Maryland, Boston University, and the University of Miami, Maria Sachs stands as an accomplished advocate, dedicated public servant, and committed community leader, shaping the future of Palm Beach County.
Together with her husband Peter, they have raised a blended family of five children and three grandchildren.
President Joe Biden spends afternoon in Palm Beach County
JUPITER, Fla. (CBS12) — President Joe Biden spent part of his afternoon in Palm Beach County on Tuesday.
The president was here Tuesday to raise money in Florida, a one-time swing state that has since become a Republican stronghold and the home turf of Republican front-runner Donald Trump.
Palm Beach County Commission rejects Ag Reserve land swap
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — After more than an 11-hour meeting, Palm Beach County commissioners on Tuesday night voted 4-3 to deny the controversial GL Homes land swap development to build homes west of Boca Raton.
Denying the project were Mayor Gregg Weiss, Vice Mayor Maria Sachs and Commissioners Mack Bernard, Marci Woodward. Sachs' district includes west of Boca Raton.